staminodium

noun
sta·mi·no·di·um | \ ˌstā-mə-ˈnō-dē-əm , ˌsta- \
plural staminodia\ˌstā-mə-ˈnō-dē-ə, ˌsta- \

Definition of staminodium 

: an abortive or sterile stamen

First Known Use of staminodium

circa 1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for staminodium

New Latin, from stamin- + -odium thing resembling, from Greek -ōdēs like

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